MONEY comprise of Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. They formed in Manchester and embody the passion, creativity and optimism of a new generation of artists and musicians from there. “It’s an extraordinary, poetic city,” frontman Jamie says, “You feel like you can do anything here”.
Selling out shows before they’d even released a single, MONEY have drawn devoted fans to strange, beautiful and passionate gigs around the city over the last year or so, with much mythologised shows in the Sacred Trinity Church and a crumbling building known as the Bunker: an abandoned factory in the shadows of Strangeways. Here they created their own sense of beauty in the void, stating “celebration is at the heart of doom”
After hearing ‘So Long (God Is Dead)’, Simon Raymonde decided he had to track them down: “They’re interesting people with a lot to say, and the live shows fascinated me. They were so extravagant and thoughtful, so rare in a new band.” Finding himself in the Bunker, Simon fell under the spell of a band led by a fallen angel with a Macbeth haircut and a mischievous glint in his eye. A band on a quest to discover new values, new ways of being, for these spiritually impoverished times. As Jamie says, “Our aim with this band – in all things we do – is to create the world afresh on our own terms.”